Photography: Melissa Baerwald
Hello, My name is Selina. I was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the states with my family when I was twelve. I grew up in San Francisco, Bay Area. I’ve always had an interest in art growing up and studied Graphic Design in Southern California and decided to move back to Bay Area after finishing school. I’ve worked at Korea Central Daily newspaper as an Advertising Designer and worked for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. as a Senior Publishing Manager. I’m currently living in Oakland, CA with my family (a husband, two boys, ages 11 and 9) and working from my home office. I have a great passion for design and cooking. I recently took a huge leap by leaving a corporate job to pursue my passion. This blog is a space for me to explore, brainstorm and share my creative thinking process. I love to cook, drink coffee and cook some more. Welcome.
WHAT IS YOUR BLOG ABOUT?
Currently my blog is mostly about my passion for cooking. Korean food. I love to experiment with dishes and combining traditional and modern flavors. I will be sharing ton of recipes here and at my BANCHAN WORKSHOP.
WHAT IS BANCHAN WORKSHOP?
Banchan means Korean side dishes. I love to cook and eat and share. In 2014, I started hosting small cooking workshops. I decided to invite few of my friends over to cook together and share the food. I’ll share few of my tips and tricks and what type of ingredients to pick up at the Korean grocery store. I’ll be hosting few more workshops in 2017-2018. SIGN-UP for the mailing list to get notices on upcoming workshops.
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR POSTS?
Pretty much anywhere but I usually write about things that I’m interested in and excited about sharing with others. I try to focus on my topic on cooking & recipes, entertaining. I really love in finding inspiration is through interesting people and places.
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD BLOGGER?
Ashley from NOT WITHOUT SALT. Try some of her recipes and follow her stories, you will immediately know why.
SMALL VICTORIES by Julia Turshen.
YOUR SIGNATURE DISH RECIPE?
Kimchi Pork Tofu Stack. Find full recipe HERE!
I’M VISITING OAKLAND, BAY AREA SOON, ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FAVORITE SPOTS?
I should probably do a full post about it because there are too many cool spots to hit when you are in town. You can always shoot me an EMAIL and I’ll have a list ready for you.
Thanks for visiting my blog!